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Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: +1 800-293-7245
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on...

Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on a ride through Arizona’s backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train.

This legendary “boutique” attraction allows members of groups an uncommon view of a wildly-wonderful red-rock canyon. The four-hour excursion requires no laborious effort or exertion except by the highly-trained staff who absolutely love what they do. As evidenced by exceedingly positive reviews, they do it very well.

Verde Canyon Railroad is the only excursion train in the Southwest which offers every guest two seats for the price of one: inside viewing through large panoramic windows in all coaches and 360-degree views from open-air viewing cars attached to each coach. As the train passes “through” a grand canyon, both vantages celebrate incomparable scenery, high-desert flora and fauna, historic trestles, dramatic geology, unusual rock formations and passage through a century-old 680-foot tunnel. Throughout the journey the captivating history of the Verde Canyon and the Railroad unfolds with narration interlaced with a wide genre of popular railroad tunes.

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Awesome Beauty, Relaxing Trip

We take virtually all of our visitors to Sedona on this trip. It offers a magnificent glimpse into otherwise inaccessible and relatively pristine parts of the beautiful Verde... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TomCypher
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Sedona, Arizona
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had tickets in one of the first class cars. The train has an automated commentary system giving history of the area and pointing out the sights. The commentary was always giving information ahead of the sight it was talking about so we were looking out the windows wondering what we were suppose to be looking for.... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We take virtually all of our visitors to Sedona on this trip. It offers a magnificent glimpse into otherwise inaccessible and relatively pristine parts of the beautiful Verde Canyon. We invariably go with the lower priced tickets which enable us to ride "outside" on one of the open, awning-covered flat cars and / or inside an air conditioned passenger car... More 

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Taylor, Arizona
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have made this trip 4 times going on my 5th in a month. Just love it, go 1st class!!! I always take small bottles of bubbles to share with other passengers and it makes it all the funner..

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Springerville, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are grandparents who took five grandchildren on this ride aging from 14 years to 6 years. We all had fun on this trip. I spent the extra money and went first class and I am so glad we did. We were provided with plenty of room to get comfortable and were given great snacks and unlimited bottled water. We... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ride through Verde Canyon. It is a little pricey but we all had a good time. The climate control (note: NOT AC), kept the car very comfortable. Our guide was friendly, informative and funny. I imagine this would be an awesome trip in the fall!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with plenty of time, as recommended in our confirmation. We found that the only reason for this was to have you eat at their restaurant (which is outside and not pleasant with 2 young children when it was 116f outside). We had booked a first class coach, but I'm not sure I would describe it as that. We... More 

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New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went first class today. It was very hot in the cars and outside was even hotter. You can't bring in your own drinks and it take 30 minutes to get one. If you sit on the wrong side you cant see anything but the side of the mountain. You pay for first class and you have to go outside... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I rode the rails with another couple and had the barbecue lunch prior to departure. The scenery is fabulous and the "tour guides" were very knowledgeable and pointed out many facts about the area.

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Bunkerville, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw native flora, Elephant Rock and a cave along the ride. The snacks were tasty and the motion of the train almost rocked me to sleep. Our server pointed out an eagle's nest high on a hill, told us a baby had just disappeared and the locals are hoping the parent eagles will still come back next year. A narrator... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great adventure and beautiful scenery. We purchased coach tickets. You can either go back & forth from inside to outside open air car. Jack was our guide and he was both fun and informative. We were fortunate enough to take our trip the first Saturday of the month. A rescue organization brings a Bald Eagle on the train the first... More 

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